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About the Online Christian M.B.A. Degree offered by the Robert W. Plaster School of Business

Why Pursue an M.B.A. Degree at Cedarville?

Cedarville’s Plaster School of Business offers a fully online M.B.A. program that was specifically designed for Christian professionals who view their work as a platform for ministry. Our flexible, accredited, and online Christian M.B.A. program will allow you to study business through a biblical lens that emphasizes:

  • Excellence in personal standards and discernment
  • Stewardship of God-given talents and resources
  • Leadership with a servant’s heart
  • Kingdom influence through serving others

Get answers to Frequently Asked Questions prospective graduate students have when considering an M.B.A. program or view the Curriculum Plan and Catalog information in the Program Curriculum section below.

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Program Overview

Online M.B.A. Program Highlights

Biblical — Biblical worldview and practical application in each course.

Online — Courses are offered in convenient online format, allowing you to study from anywhere in the world.

Flexible — Seven-week terms provide flexibility for working professionals, and part-time and full-time options are available.

Adaptable — Interactive course websites optimized for multiple devices including computers, tablets, and smartphones.

Affordable — Affordable tuition and available financial aid.

Supportive — Dedicated program adviser ensures support while you pursue your degree and maintain other commitments, and cohort-based approach builds community and network for Christian business professionals.

Accredited — Cedarville's Christian M.B.A. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP).

MBA FAQs

M.B.A. FAQs

Get answers to the most common questions prospective graduate students ask when considering an M.B.A. program.

What Can You Do With an M.B.A. Degree?

The online Christian M.B.A. program from Cedarville will enhance your career and potential for promotion. For those without a bachelor’s degree in a business field, the M.B.A. provides the necessary business foundation for you to secure a job outside of your current role.

Opportunities to Learn Outside the Classroom

Courses are designed for the online environment but include hands-on case studies, projects chosen by the student, simulation games, and personal development.

Stewarding Your Gifts With a Graduate Degree

Listen as Cedarville's president, Dr. Thomas White, discusses how our graduate programs can help you steward your God-given talents for His glory.

Admission, Costs and Aid, Start Dates

Admission Requirements — The first step in your graduate school journey at Cedarville is to apply for admission.

M.B.A. Admission Requirements

Costs and Financial Aid — Your decision to pursue quality, Christian graduate education represents a valuable investment in your career and professional development. To assure your degree is also affordable, Cedarville graduate programs are competitively priced and can be supplemented with a variety of financial aid.

M.B.A. Cost Information

Program Start Dates — Applications are accepted throughout the year, and you can enroll and begin classes in August, October, January, March, May, or July.

Program Curriculum

Building on your undergrad degree, you will take nine core courses and three elective courses. There is also a 3-credit Bible course, which is waived for those who completed a Bible minor as part of undergraduate work.

You may select from a wide variety of electives, or choose a concentration, such operations management or healthcare administration. For the dual degree – Pharm.D./M.B.A., you are required to take eight core pharmacy courses, including a Directed Research course.

Our strong set of core M.B.A. courses will equip you well for professional success. You will take:

  • Accounting for Business Executives
  • Biblical and Theological Foundations for Graduate Study (may be waived for prior credits)
  • Capstone Course*
  • Executive Financial Management
  • Information Technology for Competitive Advantage
  • Legal/Ethics Course*
  • Managerial Economics
  • Management and Leadership of Organizations
  • Quantitative Course*
  • Strategic Marketing Planning

* Course will vary based on chosen M.B.A. concentration.

You can add an M.B.A. to many of Cedarville's popular majors by using one of our bachelor's-to-master's accelerated completion plans.

Sample courses:

  • Applied Leadership
  • Management and Leadership of Organizations

Program Format and Related Programs

Cedarville offers both graduate and undergraduate programs, with flexible completion options. You may also want to consider these related programs as you consider the degree or program that is a best fit for you.

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Program Contacts

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Jeffrey Haymond, Ph.D.

Dean, Robert W. Plaster School of Business; Professor of Economics

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John Delano, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, Robert W. Plaster School of Business - M.B.A., Bus Admin Graduate Studies; Associate Professor of Information Technology Management

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Amy Ervin

Graduate Enrollment Advisor

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